Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Bruce Highway - Vantassel Street to Cluden Duplication

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2013 - Mid 2015
Estimated Project Cost:$153,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$122,800,000
Local Council/Shire:Townsville City Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

This project involved the duplication of approximately seven kilometres of the Bruce Highway from Vantassel Street to Cluden, south of Townsville, to four lanes and construction of a new high level bridge over Stuart Creek Bridge.


The project will assist in reducing congestion, improve safety and flood immunity, and provide improved access to industrial and residential developments to the south of Townsville.


The Australian Government committed up to $122.8 million towards the project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.


The project commenced construction in October 2013 and was completed in July 2015.

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Project details last updated: 31/07/2018